Quotations about Haste

If you must be in a hurry, then let it be according to the old adage, and hasten slowly.  ~Saint Vincent de Paul

God made time, but man made haste.  ~Irish Proverb

He is invariably in a hurry.  Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.  ~Elizabeth Bibesco

Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.  ~Lord Chesterfield

It has been left to our generation to discover that you can move heaven and earth to save five minutes and then not have the faintest idea what to do with them when you have saved them.  ~C.E.M. Joad

Though I am always in haste, I am never in a hurry.  ~John Wesley

The devil takes a hand in what is done in haste.  ~Turkish Proverb

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.  ~Soren Kierkegaard

I regret less the road not taken than my all-fired hurry along the road I took.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Remember the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life.  ~Robert James Waller

If you complain about the world moving too fast, slow down.  ~Mike Dolan, www.hawaiianlife.com

I'm in a hurry to get things done
Oh I rush and rush until life's no fun
All I've really gotta do is live and die
But I'm in a hurry and don't know why....
~Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarmer

This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims.  ~Matthew Arnold

I don't like where I'm going and I don't like where I've been.  Why am I in a hurry?  ~Bertolt Brecht

Rivers know this:  there is no hurry.  We shall get there someday.  ~A.A. Milne

One can only see clearly
When one is going slowly
Quick motion creates a life-blur.
~Terri Guillemets

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.  ~St Francis de Sales

He bites his tongue who speaks in haste.  ~Turkish Proverb

Waiting is one of life's hardships.  ~Lemony Snicket

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down.  You might think we would lie there and rest for a while.  ~Max Eastman


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